HP Elite x3 Release Date

HP announces pricing and release date for its new smartphone that isn’t a smartphone

By on July 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

HP announces pricing and release date for its new smartphone that isn’t a smartphone

Look, we’re going to be perfectly frank: there’s just about no reason for Windows Phone to exist at this point. Oh right, sorry, it’s called Windows 10 Mobile now. Whatever you want to call it — Windows Phone 7 Series, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile or Windows 10 Mobile — it’s not what the world needs or wants right now. Microsoft had a great opportunity to create a third mobile platform but it was just a tiny bit too slow. Instead, Android and iOS took off and Windows Phone became a barren wasteland. Smartphones are all about connections and with Windows Phone, you can’t connect to other people as efficiently (or at all, sometimes) because developers never truly embraced the platform.

But if there’s one Windows 10 Mobile device out there that actually has some appeal, it’s the HP Elite x3. And now, HP has finally released pricing and availability information. More →

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iPhone 8 A11 Processor

Samsung won’t be producing any chips for the iPhone 8

By on July 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Samsung won’t be producing any chips for the iPhone 8

A new report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) relays that Apple has tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to be the exclusive supplier of A11 chips for the company’s 2017 iPhone, a device that might very well be called the iPhone 8.

TSMC is already rumored to be the exclusive supplier of A10 chips for the upcoming iPhone 7, though we’ll have to wait for the inevitable stream of device teardowns before we know for sure. As it stands now, A9 chip production for the iPhone 6s is split between TSMC and Samsung.

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Black iPhone 7 Photo

I really want a black iPhone 7 after seeing this photo

By on July 18, 2016 at 12:33 PM.

I really want a black iPhone 7 after seeing this photo

When Apple ditched the black color option during the jump from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6, I wasn’t quite sure how to feel. I had owned plenty of silver phones back in the cell phone stone age, but black was always my go-to color for smartphones. When I finally got my hands on the iPhone 6 though, I was a huge fan of the Space Gray color. It was a breath of fresh air while every other company out there was churning out black phones.

Of course since Apple shifted over to Space Gray, plenty of other companies quickly followed and now the color is pretty common. As such, it wasn’t terribly surprising to see rumors that Apple might be planning a new black or deep blue color for this year’s iPhone 7. I was initially far more excited about the possibility of the latter, but now a new photo has me wishing Apple’s next iPhone was back in black. More →

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iPhone 7 Pro Photo

Photo that just leaked shows separate iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro models

Photo that just leaked shows separate iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro models

By on July 18, 2016 at 11:28 AM.

Is Apple’s new 2016 phablet going to be called the iPhone 7 Plus? Will it be called the iPhone 7 Pro instead, so that Apple’s iPhone branding aligns with its iPad branding? Or will Apple launch two different phablet models, including the Plus we’re all expecting and a higher-end Pro?

As much as we already know about Apple’s upcoming new iPhone lineup, there are still plenty of questions that remain unanswered. We know new iPhones are coming and we know exactly what they’re going to look like thanks to countless leaks. We also know plenty about their specs and features — including Apple’s widely publicized decision to ditch the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. There has been a bit of confusion as far as how many new iPhones Apple is planning to announce though, and a new leak might shed some light on it. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Leaked photo shows the iPhone 7 we all want but aren’t going to get

Leaked photo shows the iPhone 7 we all want but aren’t going to get

By on July 18, 2016 at 10:35 AM.

Apple’s next-generation iPhones are anything but a mystery at this point. We’ve seen countless leaks that show the housings from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, so we know exactly what to expect when it comes to the look of the phones. Then there have been countless more reports covering the new iPhones’ features as well — some of which were almost certainly planted by Apple itself — so we likely also already know what to expect in terms of functionality. But a new leaked photo shows something we shouldn’t expect, and it’s a bit of a bummer because every single iPhone owner out there wishes it was going to be a reality. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s: The leaked video you’ve been waiting for

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:49 AM.

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s: The leaked video you’ve been waiting for

A recently leaked video of the iPhone 7 provides us with our best look yet at what Apple’s next-gen smartphone is going to look like. Originally posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo and subsequently spotted by Nowhereelse.fr, the video provides an interesting depiction of what Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 7 looks like relative to the iPhone 6s.

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SoftBank ARM $32 Billion

The company responsible for the chips in your smartphone to sell for more than $32 billion

By on July 18, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The company responsible for the chips in your smartphone to sell for more than $32 billion

Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device, your mobile phone is powered by ARM-based chips, and the company keeps improving their architecture. ARM is to mobile what Intel is to desktop when it comes to chips, and it’s the reason why you don’t see Intel dominating the mobile business. With all that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that Japan’s SoftBank is ready to purchase ARM Holdings for more than $32 billion in an all-cash deal. More →

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Moto Z USB-C-to-3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

This is how Motorola fixed its Moto Z 3.5mm headphone jack problem

By on July 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

This is how Motorola fixed its Moto Z 3.5mm headphone jack problem

Many people have a strong negative opinion about Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, but Apple isn’t the only company doing it. Lenovo-owned Motorola announced new Moto Z flagship devices earlier this year, and they do not feature a 3.5mm standard audio headphone jack. Yet there’s no petition urging Motorola not to do it, and the media is generally ignoring the change.

Meanwhile, the Moto Z versions coming to Verizon have been made official, and Motorola unearthed a solution for the problem it’s creating. More →

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Google Nexus 2016 Marlin Sailfish Pictures

Google’s new Nexus phones may look unbelievably good

By on July 15, 2016 at 2:55 PM.

Google’s new Nexus phones may look unbelievably good

Google is expected to launch two new Nexus devices that will offer users a better experience than any other Nexus smartphone to date. Sure, they’re supposed to be better than last year’s smartphones because they’ll feature better hardware and run a brand new operating system out of the box.

But unlike previous Nexus handsets, the HTC-made Marlin and Sailfish are expected to be faster than same year Android flagships. Moreover, both devices are tipped to feature the same internal configuration, meaning that the smaller phone won’t be inferior when it comes to overall performance.

A concept video recreated using existing rumors and leaks shows us what we can expect from the Marlin and Sailfish’s design.

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Galaxy Note 7 Preorder August 2

You’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think

By on July 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM.

You’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think

Samsung already told everyone that the Galaxy Note 7 is the next hot Note phablet and that it’ll launch it on August 2nd in a special Unpacked event in New York – of course, we knew all that from all the leaks we saw in the past few months.

We also know pretty much everything there is to know about the phone’s specs and we have plenty of pictures showing its final design, including purported press renders. Some reports also even offered potential pricing details and release dates for the handset, and a new rumor claims you’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think. More →

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iPhone Vs Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 models are outselling the iPhone 6s

By on July 15, 2016 at 10:43 AM.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 models are outselling the iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6s was unveiled with a whole lot of fanfare, but as it turns out, consumers didn’t flock to the device as readily as some analysts anticipated. Part of the problem is that the iPhone 6s didn’t include any new features that really resonated with consumers. Sure, the iPhone 6s introduced us to 3D Touch — an admittedly cool technology — but that didn’t excite consumers as much as Apple may have been expecting.

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iPhone 7 Specs A10 Benchmarks

iPhone 7: Apple is putting a ‘boring’ monster computer in your pocket

By on July 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

iPhone 7: Apple is putting a ‘boring’ monster computer in your pocket

The iPhone 7 will be a monster computer, a new leak shows. There are those iPhone fans who won’t be happy to see the iPhone 6’s design recycled for a third iPhone model but forget about design for a second. The real iPhone features you should always get excited about lie under the hood. It’s a given the iPhone 7 will offer better hardware, and therefore better performance, than its rival, and more leaks seem to prove that. After a leak yesterday said the iPhone 7 might deliver better battery life than ever, a new report shows the first benchmark for the A10 processor that will equip the iPhone 7 models. More →

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